how to buy a flipped house

How to Buy a Flipped House

A newly renovated home typically pulls in top dollar, because the buyer assumes it's turnkey and ready to go. Everything seems so easy on those home-flipping shows on TV, but there can be some…
make your home more appealing to buyers

How to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers

When it's time to sell, you need to see your home as a product on the market. And just like an item on a store shelf, you want your home to stand out from…
do green homes sell faster?

Do Green Homes Sell Faster?

Do green homes sell faster, with solar panels, Energy Star-rated appliances or even LEED certification? And will buyers pay extra for these features? It depends. Here's what you should know. If They…
seller rejected offer

The Seller Rejected Your Offer. Now What?

Searching for a home is like searching for a soul mate. You 'have to kiss a lot of frogs' before you find 'the one.' But what if you're a potential home buyer and you're…
buyer's agent vs. listing agent

Buyer’s Agent vs. Listing Agent: What You Need to Know

First-time home buyers aren’t typically versed in the intricacies of agency disclosure, nor do they understand the concepts of a buyer’s agent vs. listing agent. But a real estate agent’s loyalties and responsibilities change…
sellers' market

What is a Sellers’ Market in Real Estate?

In many parts of the country, first-time and entry-level home buyers are finding tight inventories and lots of competition. That's pretty much the definition of a sellers' market. In a sellers' market, homeowners looking to sell…
new construction

What Home Buyers Need to Know About New Construction

If you're a home buyer, you're likely to come across new construction homes for sale. The sellers can be either large national builders or smaller local developers. Some homes are for sale as a part…
what is curb appeal?

What is Curb Appeal?

For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb. Before text messaging and smartphones, a buyer would…
how to turn off potential home buyers

How to Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

As more homes come on the market, you as a seller have more competition. At the same time, buyers often get their first impressions of a home online, and their expectations are…
how to sell a home with renters in it

How to Sell a Home With Renters In it

During the economic downturn, many people had to move for various reasons but couldn’t sell their homes. So they became “accidental landlords”—forced to rent out their homes. As home values increase, however, the…